Follow their connection, their music, their movement. See how different each one is, how tango is unique and in the moment.
The melding continues between these two wonderfully talented dancers. Like the soft caramelly consistency of a wham bar with their surprising fizzy bits complementing Saavedra’s smooth lyrical melodies and Biagi’s tinkly piano bits. ‘Sin Palabras’ which appears on the album Sus Exitos Con Duval,Heredia, Saavedra y Amor.
When I watched this vals, I felt myself slowly smiling. What seems like slowness belies the precise musicality, and as the vals progressed the understated elegance made me sigh. A delight to watch. Edgardo Donato’s ‘La Tapera’ is from the album Tangos and Milongas.
This D’Arienzo version “Pabellon de Rosas” is on the album De Pura Cepa
Quite a perfect tango by the well matched Sebastián Jimenez & María Inés Bogado. The title of the song? “Let’s Dream” by Carlos Di Sarli. Recently they have started an interaction play where one starts a decoration or movement and the other repeats it. The one here is my favourite so far.
Amazing sounds herald a return to the light for DJ Shadow, with Terry Reid’s vocals and a fantastical stop animation by Franck Trebilliac. You may recognise the dance and one of the dancers. ‘Reconstructed: The Best of DJ Shadow’ is released on 24th September.
“Cuando yo empecé se bailaba muy bien, los milongueros se trataban de “Usted”, y nos enseñaban que con el píe había que peinar el piso, sin levantarlo, sin pegarle a otro… Si vos estabas entre dos parejas que sabían bailar, el de atrás y el de adelante nunca te iban a tocar, hacías mil arabescos, pero no golpeabas a nadie, por eso se aprendió a bailar tan bien en esa generación, por la falta de espacio, porque tenías que hacerlo en un pedacito y ahí mostrar todo lo que sabías”.
Roberto Rafael “Pocho” Carreras, entrevista ‘La Milonga Argentina’, Junio 2012
“When I began, people danced very well, the milongueros would speak to each other using the formal “You”, and they taught us that with your foot you had to comb the floor, without lifting it, without kicking another… If you were between two couples who knew how to dance, the one in front and the one behind were never going to bump into you, they could do a thousand arabesques, but would never hit anyone, for this reason one learnt to dance so well in this generation, for lack of space, because you had to do everything in a slip of a space and show everyone what you knew.”
Roberto Rafael “Pocho” Carreras, interview ‘La Milonga Argentina’, June 2012.
Korean table top dancing. I love it when they keep things small.